Padres minor league infielder Ryan Jackson has been diagnosed with right wrist inflammation.
The wrist has been bothering him since spring training and he finally had to shut things down this week. No word yet on how long he'll be sidelined.
Lorenzo Cain (groin) will be placed on the disabled list.
It's not a big surprise, as Cain left Wednesday's game against the Astros with a Grade 1 groin strain. He's hoping to return in two weeks, but won't rush things. Jarrod Dyson should see and uptick in playing time during his absence and is worth picking up for fantasy owners who need speed.
Padres prospect left-hander Max Fried (forearm) has advanced to throwing from a distance of 150 feet.
Fried was shut down in February due to forearm soreness, but he is making steady progress. The plan calls for him to begin throwing bullpen sessions next week. If all goes well, the 20-year-old will be able to join High-A Lake Elsinore by early-to-mid May.
Manny Machado (knee) ran the bases again Thursday.
Machado ran the bases for the first time Wednesday, so it's a good sign that he was right back out there. The plan calls for him to slide for the first time Friday and play in an extended spring training game on Saturday. He's beginning to make encouraging progress.
Jeremy Jeffress has elected free agency.
Jeffress passed through waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment earlier this month, but he has decided to look for an opportunity elsewhere rather than accept an assignment to Triple-A. The 26-year-old has struggled with his control, but someone will surely take a chance on his big arm.
Ji-Man Choi has been suspended 50 games by MLB for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.
The positive test was for Methandienone. Choi was added to the 40-man roster in November after hitting .295/.394/.535 with 18 home runs and 85 RBIs in 122 games last season between three levels in the minors. Baseball America ranked him as the team's No. 25 prospect over the winter. He'll now be sidelined until the summer.
Ian Kinsler had a three-run homer, an RBI single and a stolen base in the Tigers' 7-5 win over the Indians on Thursday.
Kinsler's steal was followed immediately by a caught stealing on an attempt to take third. That won't bother his fantasy owners, though. Kinsler is batting .327 with a couple of early homers and three steals. His four RBI today matched his total from his first 11 games combined.
Justin Verlander was lifted after allowing three unearned runs in five innings and striking out seven in a win over the Indians.
The patient Indians offense and some shoddy defense forced Verlander to throw 113 pitches in his five innings and led to his early exit. Still, Verlander got the win anyway after the Tigers scored four times in the bottom of the fifth to take a 5-3 lead. It moved Verlander to 2-1 with a 2.08 ERA this season.